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Annie Schlechter Photography Steven Gambrel Design

Good morning, our wonderful friends! We are counting down the days until the family gathers and we are surrounded by people we love.

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Steven Gambrel Design via Architectural Digest

Until then, it’s time to get cooking!

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Carolyne Roehm via One Kings Lane

 

When it comes to cooking and prepping and organizing, few things are as useful as a beautiful kitchen island.

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Pam Pierce Interior Design

It’s where we’ll prepare Christmas Eve dinner, our traditional “Company Chicken,” brown rice (the kind with the butter and consumme, not the healthy kind), biscuits, marinated asparagus and yummy rocky road fudge.

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Jean Randazzo Photography

It’s where we’ll prep breakfast casseroles to pop in the fridge for cooking Christmas morning.

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Kelly Wearstler Design

It’s where we’ll decorate gingerbread houses that are far from masterpieces but full of memories.

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Williams-Sonoma

It’s where we’ll sit and have a morning cup of coffee when Santa arrives far too early…

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Williams-Sonoma

And where we’ll finish off Christmas Day with a heaping helping of whatever leftovers we can find.

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Shop Terrain

Maybe most fun of all, the island is where we’ll create cookies for Christmas Eve and beyond.

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Simply Suzanne’s

They won’t look at beautiful as these. No doubt about that.

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Simply Suzanne’s

 

But there comes a time when we all have to realize that, sometimes, looking good isn’t the most important thing. To that end I had the pleasure of visiting Your Carolina yesterday to talk about creating a wonderful kids’ table for the holidays. We had the best time! Take a peek!

 


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